Since You Asked: Will lines be redone on North Beale Road?
Q: Does Yuba County plan to repaint the lines on North Beale Road between Yuba College and the E Street Bridge any time soon?
A $1.1 million project is in the works for about a mile and a half of North Beale Road between Lindhurst and Linda avenues, according to Mike Lee, county Public Works director.
"We hope the work will start around the first of the year," Lee said in a recent interview.
The county plans to add a raised median on that stretch of road, and work will include a new slurry seal and restriping.
Yuba County awarded the job to R&R Horn General Contractors of Chico. About $900,000 in funding comes from the Highway Safety Improvement Program, which is a federal aid grant program administered by Caltrans.
The remaining money, roughly $200,000, comes from county road funds, Lee said.
The work is just one part of several major improvements that the county hopes to undertake over the next six to eight years between Lindhurst Avenue and Hammonton-Smartsville Road. Officials plan to add streetlights, curbs, gutters and sidewalks along North Beale Road.
Of course, Lee said, it all depends on money.
Tower along Walton
Q: What is that big tower thing going up in the parking lot of the Moose building on Walton Avenue?
A: It's a new AT&T wireless tower, according to Yuba City building officials.
"It hasn't been finalized yet, but it's nearing completion," said Terry Kopp, a Yuba City community development technician.
Full Signal Construction pulled construction permits in August, Kopp said. Work began a short time later in the 200 block of Walton Avenue.
Phone calls to the company were not returned. It's not clear when construction is expected to wrap up.
No public money is involved with the project.
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